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Cruising the Baltic Sea & Norwegian Fjords

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Eyewitness Guide St. Petersburg

RUS87
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With excellent local maps and site plans, this outstanding visual guide introduces the culture, history and attractions of St. Petersburg.
$25.00

The Baltic Revolution

BLT02
Anatol Lieven
Yale University Press
1994
454
0300060785
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A Latvian correspondent for the London Times, Lieven weaves history, interviews and analysis into a vivid cultural portrait of post-Glasnost Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
$47.00

A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

SCN03
T.K Derry
University of Minnesota Press
2000
447
0816637997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
$25.00

Baltic Sea Map

BLT38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2011
2
3831772355
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This large map covers the entire Baltic Sea region, with insets of major cities. Printed on tear- and waterproof paper and scaled at 1:1,300,000.
$14.95

Northern Europe Scandinavia Map

EUR19
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2007
1
3850842142
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded relief map showing the Baltic region from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg and Hammerfest at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Stockholm Map

SWE33
itmb
ITMB
2
1553417062
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient, detailed map of Stockholm and surroundings at a scale of 1:12,000.
$8.95

Bradt City Guide Riga

BLK111
Stephen Baister
Bradt Publications
2007
256
1841622273
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A small guide to the history, culture and attractions of the Latvian city in the authoritative Bradt series.
$13.99

Culture Smart! Estonia

BLT30
Clare Thomson
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333535
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Lithuania

BLT31
Lara Belonogoff
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Insight Guide Norway

NOR03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
384
1780052103
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring concise essays on natural history, politics and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$22.99

Lonely Planet Baltic Phrasebook

BLT10
Paul Jokubaitis, Jana Teteris, Lisa Trei
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
284
1741046122
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Learn the basics of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian with this handy guide.
$8.99

Northern Europe by Cruise Ship

EUR364
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2015
368
1927747104
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent guide to cruises and ports from Scandinavia and the Baltic to the British Isles, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin includes city maps, excursions, color photographs and a pull-out map of Northern Europe.
$21.95

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights, The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia

BLT19
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
2004
64
1841767123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A heavily illustrated and brief history of the medieval crusader castles of the Livonian Order (1185-1560) of Teutonic Knights in present-day Estonia and Latvia, with contemporary photos.
$18.95

Helsinki, A Cultural and Literary History

SCN33
Neil Kent
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
247
1566565448
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary guide to Helsinki, its history and culture, organized into three sections: city of architects and engineers; city of music and arts; and city of hospitality. With maps and black-and-white illustrations.
$15.00

Land of the Firebird, The Beauty of Old Russia

RUS21
Suzanne Massie
Heart Tree Press
1995
496
096441841X
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
Massie traces both minuscule details and larger movements in pre-revolutionary Russian art, literature and daily life in this affectionate overview of 19th-century palaces, courts and culture.
$35.00

Lenin's Tomb

RUS07
David Remnick
Random House
1994
588
0679751254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A gripping eyewitness tale of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Remnick, the Washington Post reporter on the scene, combines fine historical scholarship with great storytelling.
$18.00

Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

RUS128
W. Bruce Lincoln
Hachette
2002
432
0465083242
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, informative portrait of St. Petersburg, focusing on the city's development in the 18th and 19th centuries as Russia's "window on the West." Highly recommended for travelers with an interest in the character and significance of the city and its monuments.
$19.95

Teutonic Knight

BLT39
David Nicolle
Osprey Publishing
2007
64
1846030757
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim history of the Teutonic Knights (1190-1561) includes an excellent overview of towers, castles and settlements from this period scattered throughout the Baltic. With paintings of the knights and their daily life in the region.
$18.95

The Haunted Land, Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

EUR54
Tina Rosenberg
Vintage Books
1996
437
0679744991
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this groundbreaking book, a journalist reports on how the newly democratized people of East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have confronted the horrors of their former governments.
$18.95

The Northern Crusades

BLT14
Eric Christiansen
Viking
1998
320
0140266534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The wilder-than-fiction story of the 13th- to 15th-century conquest and conversion of the pagan tribes of the Baltic coasts by knights of the Teutonic Order.
$18.00

The Northern Wars: War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721

BLT15
Robert I. Frost
Longman
2000
401
0582064295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, detailed history of the struggle over Estonia, Livonia and control of the Nordic-Baltic region during the 16th-18th centuries, a highly militarized period in the region's history.
$76.33

The Vikings, Lords of the Seas

VIK01
Yves Cohat
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300151
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photos and illustrations.
$15.95

St. Petersburg, Architecture of the Tsars

RUS152
Dmitri Shvidkovsky, Alexander Orloff (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1996
360
0789202174
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This definitive book presents Baroque masterpieces of Peter the Great, Neoclassic confections of Catherine the Great and Art Nouveau glitter of Nicholas II in splendid color photographs.
$125.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

A Woman in Amber

RUS30
Agate Nesaule
Penguin Putnam
1997
280
0140261907
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this American Book Award-winning memoir, Nesaule recounts the horrors she witnessed and experienced as a young girl during World War II in Latvia. A gripping testimony of survival.
$16.00

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

Peter the Great, His Life and World

RUS48
Robert Massie
Random House
2011
914
0345298063
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Massie portrays the giant of history who transformed Russia from backwater tsardom into a major empire.
$20.00

Buddenbrooks, the Decline of a Family

GER22
Thomas Mann
Everyman's Library
1994
784
0679417370
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lubeck native Mann's masterpiece about the decline of a German family at the end of the 19th century. Originally published in 1901.
$27.00

Coup de Grace

BLT26
Marguerite Yourcenar
Noonday Press
1996
151
0374516316
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel set against the backdrop of the Latvian War of Independence in the aftermath of WWI.
$16.00

Crime and Punishment

RUS369
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Vintage Books
1993
564
0679734503
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An excellent recent translation of Dostoyevsky's harrowing psychological thriller, from the acclaimed husband and wife team of Pevear and Volokhonsky.
$17.95

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

SCN35
Edgar D'Aulaire, Ingri D'Aulaire, Michael Chabon (Introduction)
NYRB
2005
160
159017125X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The D'Aulaireses vividly recreate the characters and Norse landscapes of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god, Loki, Bragi and the Valkyries in this beautifully illustrated volume. For the whole family.
$29.95

Norwegian Folk Tales

NOR06
Peter Asbjornsen
Pantheon Books
1982
188
0394710541
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This rich collection of stories, interpreted by a leading scholar on ancient traditions and tales, will delight both adults and children.
$15.95

Poland

PLD02
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
640
0812986709
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In his epic style, Michener presents the sweep of Polish history from the earliest days to 1983 in this massively researched novel.
$18.00

Russian Short Stories

RUS288
Robert Chandler (Editor)
Penguin
2006
396
0140448462
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This fine collection of tales captures the sweep and soul of Russian literature, including works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Tolstoy along with lesser-known greats.
$20.00

Set Sail for Murder

BLT42
Carolyn G. Hart
Avon Books
2008
311
0060724080
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Retired newspaper reporter Henrietta O' Dwyer Collins, Henrie O to her friends, joins her dear old friend Jimmy Lennox on a Baltic cruise in this seventh installment in the cozy series.
$6.99

Stockholm, City of My Dreams

SWE22
Pers Anders Fogelstrom
Penfield Press
2000
332
1572160888
PAPER
Literature
0
0
1
0
Young Henning Nilsson arrives in Stockholm on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, eager for success, love and a fully experienced life in this Swedish classic of historical realist fiction, happily now available in an English translation.
$21.95

The Christening

BLT25
Denise Neuhaus
Lightning Source
2002
296
0595225454
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This accomplished novel, set against a backdrop of the last days of the Soviet Union, follows three Estonian women in Tallinn and Stockholm.
$16.95

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

RUS368
Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Vintage Books
1999
465
0375706151
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An anthology of Gogol's surreal short fiction, including his Petersburg Tales and Ukrainian Tales, in a new translation by the acclaimed husband and wife team of Pevear and Volokhonsky.
$17.95

The Dogs of Riga

BLT24
Henning Mankell
Vintage Books
2004
336
1400031524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Swedish detective Kurt Wallander travels from Ystad to Latvia on the shadowy trail of a grisly murder in this second book, steeped in Baltic ambiance.
$15.95

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SWE54
Stieg Larsson
Alfred Knopf
2009
480
0307454541
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Larsson combines murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue into a complex and atmospheric novel set in Stockholm and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden.
$16.95

The Letter of Marque

ATL20
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
284
0393309053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 12th (and perhaps the most satisfying) of O'Brian's series combines the personal and geopolitical as Aubrey comes to Maturin's rescue in the Baltics.
$15.95

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

DMK27
Hans Christian Andersen, Diana Crone Frank, Jeffrey Frank
Duke
2005
293
0822336936
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A newly refurbished collection of 22 tales, adroitly retranslated by Diana and Jeffrey Frank and with the original illustrations.
$26.95

The Winter Queen

RUS210
Boris Akunin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
Random House
2004
249
0812968778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Akunin sets a suspected murder among the glitterati of late 19th-century Moscow in this first book in the series of clever detective novels starring the rascal Erast Fandorin, wildly popular in Russia.
$16.00

The Singing Revolution

BLT36
James Tusty (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422922715
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Alive with images of Estonia's beauty, history and interviews, this powerful film focuses on the role of song in Estonia's independence.
$26.95